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Award-winning teacher praises Seed to STEM!

Denise Scribner, biology, ecology and forensic crime science teacher at Eisenhower High School in Goddard, Kan., was recently named the 2017 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC).

Scribner said, “My students represent the future leaders of society, the people we will depend on to support, regulate, and advocate for agriculture. That is why I expose them to trending issues like sustainable farming, natural resources and energy alternatives in my science classes so they may make sustainable life choices in the future.”

Scribner was a participant in the first Seed to STEM science workshop held last summer. She found the lessons and supplies provided at the workshop invaluable in her classroom. “The Seed to Stem workshop provided me with new resources and lab actitivies to enhance my current lessons involving genetics and GMOs, DNA extraction using corn, ethanol distillation and biomass to sugars lab. Who knew that corn could be such a valuable teaching tool?!”

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